I walk around the yard every morning while my flowers are blooming. I need to do it earlier than usual when the morning glories start flowering. They're all done for the day and closed up by about 11am. Above, a gorgeous new dahlia. I don't know the variety. It must be one that I saved from last year from the 4 four plants that never bloomed. It's a bright, fiery orange and pink.
A yellow honeycomb butterfly bush, Buddleia x weyeriana
My palest dahlia this year. Nice against the brighter colored dahlias and zinnias next to them.
Pink dahlia. This is a very compact bush, only about 18 inches tall but has put out plenty of flowers.
Reaching for the sun two varieties of dahlias look great together.
These are two varieties of dahlias, too. That's why I like growing them so much. For one family of flowers they're so incredibly diverse in color, texture, size, shape, everything you can image. The leaves all look pretty similar though!
The one sunflower stalk that reached maturity has had a dozen flowers. They're not too large, but the bees love them anyway!
Nice pair of pink Morning Glories today.
These are the colors that are flowering right now, various shades of pink and purple. There should be blue ones very soon.
Sunflowers in the distance and two pretty purple glories.
Morning glory leaves are heart-shaped!
Little blue wildflower blooms on a vine-like stem and takes over after the day lilies are done and their leaves dry up. One doesn't cancel the other out with their roots either so I let them both coexist in the same space.
Bright orange zinna. They flowers are small but the stems are tall and really producing flowers right now.
Pink zinnia and friend. There are hundreds of bees in the gardens at all times. It's great to see, but I know their position in our world is precarious at best.